A downtown hotel and residential building burst into flames on New Year's Eve, and photos of The Address fire in Dubai provide a scary look at the start of 2016 in the UAE. While waiting for a fireworks display to start to ring in the New Year, many noticed that a fire around the 20th floor of the luxury hotel had began spreading to the top of the 63-story building, engulfing it in flames. It was a terrifying scene, and people took to social media to share photos and videos and spread well wishes for anyone who might have been nearby.
Details are still emerging, and the cause of the fire and whether or not there were any injuries have not yet been determined. According to the Dubai Media Office, firefighters were on the scene and an internal firefighting system in the hotel was working to keep the fire from spreading inside.
The fireworks show was set to start at the nearby Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, and tens of thousands of people were awaiting the display, the Associated Press reports. Here's a look at the devastating fire through the lenses of those who were nearby.